"Driver in fatal crash asleep at the wheel"


Mark Joseph Williams, was killed instantly when he crashed his work van into the back of a stationary truck about 12.30am.

Mr Williams's girlfriend of 20 years, Betty Brown, said he had been a workaholic and that he had barely slept in the 24 hours leading up to the crash. The couple had been taking care of Ms Brown's six year old nephew, Mark, who saw Mr Williams as a father figure.

© The Courier-Mail, Brisbane 17th October 2003.